Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Saturday, November 05, 2011


Uploaded by on Nov 3, 2011

speech written by edenscancer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O5jZSPfBKY&feature=channel_video_title

I encourage all of you to make your own video using this speech.... leave your fingerprints for the world to see.

I cannot speak for all of us, as that is each individual's right and duty to speak up for themselves. I cannot speak for those who will not speak, as their voice is a fingerprint, unique and incomprehensible without a face. What I can do, is speak for myself. I can speak for what I believe this movement is and isn't about.
I don't believe this movement is about hatred for corporations. It is about the hatred of the abuse of power which has been allowed to take place in corporations. It is about the bankruptcy of humanity from the workplace and saying that a Human is not a machine to be counted and expended for corporate gains.
It is about the Black man who cannot get a job with a degree, The Latina who must battle race and gender to climb the rungs of the corporate ladder. The Asian, Indian, African, Native American. The Straight and gay, The transgender and queer. It's about the poor child in the trailer park in upstate new York who sees no hope when he looks into the dirt road at night. It is about the left behind and lost in the rusted remnants of a once great country. It's not about the obvious social division, it's about realizing that there are no borders or lines to the human race.
You cannot plant a flag in a human being.
You cannot weight us down with coins or bills.
It's not about capitalism; it's about rejecting abusive corporatism
It's Not about political polls, it's about overseas death tolls
It's not about excess, it's about greed.
It's not about tolerating each other against a common enemy, it's about consolidating efforts in a shared future for all people in every country
It's not about the have not's, it's about the should have's
It's not about anger and complacency; it's about a required common decency
It is about collectively standing up and saying we're mad as hell and we don't have to take it anymore!
As the borders between nations grow thinner, we fill each others airwaves and share the internet. We no longer have a faceless enemy. As we look inward and speak with eachother the lies become so much harder to believe because our friends, lovers, sisters and brothers are the faces we're being lied about.
Occupation is not about Borders, it is about the family of humanity.
It's about America and every nation in solidarity standing high and saying that we wish to be afforded by ourselves, by our government, and by each other to pursue happiness in the absence of those who wish to hoard resources collected by all for the few.
We have been told time and time again that we are unorganized and have no demands which make sense. For future generations that look back to now, I would like to state that this fabrication is put forth by media outlets with vested interests in the money made by the machine owned by our keepers. Think critically, and question everything because when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes your duty.
It's not that we know too little. It is that we know too much.
It's not that they discredit us; It's that they are now afraid of us
Thomas Jefferson once said that "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." And we have been silent too long. And we are silent No more.
When I was a young man I was taught that we are the keepers of our elected. They are set in place to protect our interests and to speak on our behalf. I was told this while corporations and oil barons lined the pockets the people guarding us while we slept.
I was told this as in OUR name, wars were fought on foreign soil while the streets and businesses decayed around our shoulders.
I was told this while the civil rights of Brothers and sisters were ignored because the rich few who were full of hate were hand in hand with the keepers we trusted to protect our freedoms.
As lady liberty pressed her lips to the poisoned kiss of The sleepless dream we dreamed, they fed us drugs to let in the nightmare things.
We gather on ground not tainted by currency or greed to lay true the stairway to tomorrow where all people are free to pursue happiness on equal footing.
It is not about Hate, it is about love
It is not about rage, it is about revolution
It is not about subservience it is about indentured servitude
But I cannot speak for you, So I ask you to speak for yourself.— eden


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